Rudy Rucker, James Gleick, and Autodesk teamed up to produce a program that turns a PC into a chaos lab. One of the great things about Chaos Theory is that the concepts can be deeply explored with a home computer. Chaos is a young science, and the amateur explorer stands a good chance of making new discoveries with inexpensive tools. Chaos: The Software has six sections:
The user can play with color, sound, chaoticity, animation, image saving, etc. The on-line help and beautiful 240-page manual are both excellent. For those tired of just reading about Chaos Theory, this software lets them play with it.
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Randomness is a red herring, The object itself does not depend on randomness. The object exists regardless of what I happen to do.
- Michael Barnsley on "The Chaos Game," chapter 6
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